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Author Guidelines

We invite interested authors to first submit a brief paper proposal for approval by our editorial review team. Once approved, authors will be invited to share their full article.  For guidance on what to include in a proposal, please see the requirements outlined on our submission page.

Authors should remove all identifying information from the text of their proposal or article as well as from headers or footers.  Any personal references in the body or footnotes that may reveal your identity to reviewers should be avoided.

We kindly request a separate cover letter with the author’s full name, the proposal or article title, affiliation, contact information (mailing and email address), and a short biography.  If available, please also provide contact information for up to three independent and active scholars qualified to evaluate your contribution and serve as potential blind peer reviewers. By this we mean those who are not involved in the article's production or aware of the contribution and are post-doctorate and preferably senior scholars in disciplines related to the submission.

Peer-Review Process

All accepted articles undergo a rigorous, double-blind, peer-review process.  Papers are anonymized while under review, and at least two reviews are administered per manuscript.  A third review may be required if either of the two reviews is incomplete, or the first two reviews differ significantly.  Reviewers are provided a detailed rubric assessing key areas such as the article's alignment with Yaqeen's mission, goals and scope of orthodoxy, analytical rigor, academic integrity, literature engagement, style and organization, and overall accessibility.  

Yaqeen's editorial process includes:

  1. An initial screening of the submitted manuscript 
  2. Editors assign scholars with the right expertise for blind reviews
  3. Manuscript reviewed by peer reviewers according to Yaqeen's reviewer guidelines
  4. Reviewers provide a recommendation to accept, revise, or reject the manuscript
  5. Editors share the reviewer feedback and request revisions
  6. Author implements recommended changes and returns revised copy to Editors
  7. Editors make a final decision to approve the article for publication or reject it
  8. Once article moves forward for publication, copyediting and creative processes begin


Yaqeen publications are copyedited and proofread by our editorial support team.  Manuscripts must adhere to Chicago Style for footnotes and follow the Library of Congress conventions for Arabic transliteration.  For more details on how to prepare your article for submission, please see our formatting guidelines.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • They address criteria outlined in the Author Guidelines and on our Submission Page
  • All personal information for authors has been removed from the main text and is only provided in accompanying documents (cover letter, CV).
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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